FEAR AND RISK
by Kareem Khan
(Andhra Pradesh, India)
Myself, Kareem khan perusing 3rd B.tech
Fear stands for FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL, this false evidence can take many forms but the key is that it appears real. We perceive something to be so scarier than it really is, it's only a false evidence.
So invite fear into your life. When you fear something move towards it, feel it and breathe through it.
Always do the thing which frightens you because action builds courage and you should know that your world expands as your courage expands.
Many people are afraid of entering and exploring new things because they think that they might get in trouble. They are afraid of losing what they already have by jumping into the unknown but they don't know that the very next moment of life is unknown. So, they remain stagnant.
They know what they have to do but they cant take the necessary actions because they think that there is risk involved.
Here,we have to know that "the moment we climb out of our bed we start taking risk".
Even to laugh is to risk appearing the fool, to weep is to risk appearing sentimental, to love is to risk not being loved in return, to hope is to risk despair, to try is to risk failure. So, it is everywhere but risk must be taken because the greatest danger or hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risk nothing does nothing, has nothing and he is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow and he will never see improvement in his life.
And, why most of us are not taking risk because we have the fear of rejection, fear of failure, need to avoid guilt, lack of belief in us and others, unwillingness to face problems and absence of desire to change.
But a person who takes risk , he is open to himself to change and he decides to make a personal sacrifice of time, energy, ability and knowledge as an investment to better his circumstances.
And if you are stuck in solving any kind of problem then ask yourself:
a)What is keeping me from solving this problem?
b)What is the worst possible thing that could happen if I take the action needed?
c)What are the possible consequence of not taking the necessary risk?
If answering the questions does not encourage you to take the necessary risk, then visualize a successful solution to the problem in which you not only took a risk but were also a winner and keep this visualization active in your mind until you feel strong enough to take risk to resolve your problem. As the change begins to occur remind yourself that this only happening because of your risk taking behavior.
Unless you take the necessary risk you will never find the size of the opportunity which is waiting for you.
Risk should be on your awareness, you should not take risk blindly without knowing what its results after overcoming the risk.
So for that you must get clear about your goal, what you want to be, if you don't know what is your goal then you're the one who wastes most of your time. Create your vision after knowing your goal, see that your goal as your direction and your vision as your destination.
While taking risk you have to choose the best route which gives maximum results because the most effective route will get you from your current position to where you want to be.
Create your environment to maintain your flow or be in that environment which always encourages you to make effort to reach your goal.
Stop being perfectionist because no one is perfect on this earth and being perfectionist prevents you from achieving more.
Flexibility is very important and it is needed, you should not stick to one thing, you have to mold according to the situation that's given you improvement in life.
Review regularly, when you review regularly then you can analyse where you are and what should have to be improved.
Keep in mind that progress always involves risk, you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base